Appalachian Trail: US 7 to US 44

Some of the best views of Connecticut can be seen from Rand's View—a quiet meadow dotting this 9-mile leg that showcases unrivaled views of wooded Berkshire Hills.
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Some of the best views of Connecticut can be seen from Rand's View—a quiet meadow dotting this 9-mile leg that showcases unrivaled views of wooded Berkshire Hills.

Shelters: Limestone Spring Lean-to; sleeps 6.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 14.5

Waypoints

WPT010

Location: 41.9809494018555, -73.3943862915039

Rand's View reveals best valley views in CT

WPT006

Location: 41.9469680786133, -73.3637161254883

AT turns W off Warren Turnpike

WPT004

Location: 41.9390182495117, -73.3616561889648

Blue blazed Mohawk Trail. Optional: Turn R for .3-mi. side trip to Mountainside Cafe

WPT011

Location: 41.9757995605469, -73.395751953125

Giants Thumb on Racoon Hill

ZZZ016

Location: 41.9940185546875, -73.4267196655274

CT 41/Undermountain Rd.; Plateau Campsite to L off trail (.8 mi. S to Salisbury, CT)

WPT013

Location: 41.9908676147461, -73.4160690307617

US 44 (.4 mi. W to Salisbury, CT)

WPT006

Location: 41.9582672119141, -73.3706436157226

Walk across the Housatonic River on this iron bridge that was constructed around 1870; a popular site for kayakers

WPT008

Location: 41.979118347168, -73.3844146728516

Mt. Prospect view

WPT009

Location: 41.9803657531738, -73.3927001953125

Side trail leads downhill to Limestone Spring Shelter

WPT007

Location: 41.9570159912109, -73.3689193725586

Hydroelectric Plant; shower can be found outside of ivy-covered building (.5 mi. E to Falls Village)

ZZZ003

Location: 41.9327735900879, -73.3632659912109

AT sharply turns E onto US 7, crossing the Housatonic before turning W at Warren Turnpike past Regional HS

WPT012

Location: 41.993465423584, -73.410400390625

Steep slope on L

AT veers E off Cobble Rd.

Location: 41.9902038574219, -73.4214172363281

AT veers E off Cobble Rd.

WPT014

Location: 41.9892158508301, -73.4175033569336

AT turns E onto Cobble Rd. To go to Salisbury, CT, continue straight for .6 mi.

DSCF6231

Location: 41.9773979187012, -73.3787384033203

DSCF6238

Location: 41.9809494018555, -73.3943786621094

DSCF6255

Location: 41.9933128356934, -73.410514831543

DSCF6256

Location: 41.9839172363281, -73.4221801757812

DSCF6251

Location: 41.9757957458496, -73.3957443237305